Avery Brewing Company, a Boulder-based brewery, needed a new facility to support the ever-increasing demand for its craft brews. Saunders was selected as general contractor for the brewery and broke ground in February 2014. Even though the tilt-up structure has been scaled back from its original scope, it still delivers on the “wow” factor.
The two-story brewery houses eight fermenters, one grain tower, one spent grain silo, office space, a restaurant, gift shop, tap room and a lab accompanied by a sensory-depravation tasting room. At the facility’s heart is the brew house, which is inclusive of the brewing and packaging process (e.g., malt handling, yeast separator, bottling, etc.).
The brewery opened in February of 2015 and doubled its production to nearly 200,000 barrels per year. But for Avery Brewing, that’s just the beginning. Saunders is constructing the facility for future build-out, leaving Avery plenty of square footage to expand on, as demand for their beer only increases.